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Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

Goddess Editorials

& Essays

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri




'Let's Move' Planting Season Arrives At White House Garden

Image Jonathan Ernst /ReutersAmerica’s First Lady Michelle Obama was decked out in green yesterday, joined by Fionnuala Kenny, wife of Irish Prime Minister Enda O’Kelly, for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House yesterday.

Earlier in the day our First Lady — who is about to become an author —  planted the White House garden on the South Law, working with students from local DC schools. 

Committed to getting America on the track to healthy eating and reduced obesity, Michelle Obama book about the White House garden and healthy eating will be published by Crown, with all proceeds going to charity.

The First Lady shows us how to get down with the kids and call out her vegetables. Oh no! President Obama doesn’t like beets, but Michelle says no problem “we’re an equal opportunity garden.”

Ahem. Do not give up beets, dear readers. They are superb for circulation, improved sexual wellness and a host of other health benefits, including blood flow in the brain. Anne

Spring Planting Season | White House Garden


Business Leaders Say 'No' To BULB Act Repealing Light Bulb Energy-Saving Law 

GreenTracker| Americans are hoarding incendescent light bulbs as new Federal legislation kicks in beginning in 2012, designed to reduce energy consumption — whether Americans want it or not. Republicans are focused on repealing the order, sponsoring the BULB (Better Use of Light Bulbs) act.

Sen Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky argues that Americans cannot be mandated to do any energy savings and that improved energy standards on appliances have sent jobs overseas.

Appliance and lighting industry representatives and efficiency experts, however, testified that tougher energy-efficiency standards had prompted an industrywide retooling. That retooling, they said, created many thousands of new jobs in the US and increased consumer choice of light bulbs.

“We are proud that our industry is one of the very few US industries that enjoys an over $2 billion positive balance of trade,” said Stephen Yurek, president of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, a trade association. “We build equipment here in North America and export it to nations around the world.” The manufacturing side of the industry, he said, accounts for 250,000 American jobs, plus 1 million more maintainance, distribution, and installation jobs. via Christian Science Monitor

The National Electric Manufacturers Association doesn’t want BULB passed. They’ve upgraded factories and say that it’s not true that the new legislation bans incandescent light bulbs. Consumers will still be able to purchase an incandescent light bulb, one that is 28 percent more efficient.

As for jobs lost to the new federal regulations,

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Poll | Tea Party Supporters Express Strong View on African Americans

Alice and the Mad Hatter from Alice in WonderlandHopeTracker| Americans have lots of opinions about the Tea Party members and their supporters, but little hard empirical data drawn from scientific research. We’re reviewing what is known about the Tea Party members, based on surveys done in the last year.

University of Washington professor Christopher Parker conducted a March 2010 survey and concluded: “People who approve of the Tea Party, more than those who don’t approve, have more racist attitudes.”

The survey was conducted among 1,000 residents in six battleground states Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio, as well as California, known for its diversity.

For instance, respondents were asked whether they agreed with various characterizations of different racial groups. Only 35 percent of those who strongly approve of the tea party agreed that blacks are hardworking, compared with 55 percent of those who strongly disapprove of the tea party. On whether blacks were intelligent, 45 percent of the tea-party supporters agreed, compared with 59 percent of the tea-party opponents. And on the issue of whether blacks were trustworthy, 41 percent of the tea-party supporters agreed, compared with 57 percent of the tea-party opponents.

Note: the survey includes very direct questions about President Obama, which we will highlight in a separate post, along with general comments about how we interpret the race-related data in the University of Washington study.

The Washington survey explored attitudes versus more general demographics in a March 2010 Gallup survey, in which the Tea Party members were closely aligned with the US population, except for skewing slightly male 55/45.

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US Manufacturing Employment Has Biggest Gain in a Decade

With most of America’s media pundits committed to talking about God every night, and that totally-false, despicable misstatement of fact by Mike Huckabee - now refuted every night this week by Chris Matthews, that President Obama grew up in Kenya, attending madrasses and forming a fondness for the Mau Mau guerilla fighters who supposedly slit the throats of white settlers — we don’t get much real information on TV.

American media finds facts generally boring. Except for PBS and Rachel Maddow (who did go on a Matthews-style rant Thursday evening unfortunately), it’s not in Republican’s ideological interests to focus on some good news coming out of The Economist in Rustbelt recovery. 

Thank you Britain for delivers some news worth reading. Trust me, you will never hear it from John Boehner, who denies that the Obama Administration has made any progress in job creation.

Growth in America’s Manufacturing Sector

The good news in The Economist is not a comprehensive solution to America’s employment problems. Nevertheless,

Factory employment has been slower to recover than output, since productivity has risen. Nonetheless, that too is growing. In February factory payrolls rose by 33,000 from January. In the past year manufacturing employment has gone up by 189,000, or 1.6%, the biggest gain since the late 1990s.

Obama’s Latin American Trip

President Obama is on his way to Brazil in his Latin America trip also touching down in Chile and El Salvador from March 19-23. His departure could be impacted by the reality that the US government is scheduled for another shutdown on March 18.

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Prince Charles Opens The Prince's House At Ideal Home Show

Letter from Prince Charles, on the opening of The Prince’s House

For many years, I have spoken about the importance of both sustainability and tradition, and the marriage of the two in cities, towns and villages in a way that reflects a fundamental harmony between human beings and Nature. I have tried to put some of these ideas into practice throughout the Duchy of Cornwall, whether at Poundbury, Newquay or elsewhere.

My Foundation for the Built Environment helps to create places built with an eye to versatility and enduring appeal, where people can walk from their house to the shop to the local school, and where design is rooted in local identity. That such important principles are fundamental to the design of neighbourhoods would seem self-evident, but professionals have not often agreed — at least not at first.

As our planet becomes overwhelmingly urban, and resources become scarcer, it will no longer be enough just to add gadgets on here and put bolt-ons there. We need to rethink the way we plan our homes, shops, schools and their relationship to one another. Such eco-engineering can learn from Nature, from traditional communities and from the best of contemporary technology.

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National Geographic '7 Billion' 7-Video Look at World's People

National Geographic has launched a simple but amazing project ‘7 Billion’, a series of videos that take global statistics and break them down in an easy to digest format, one that teaches us plenty about each other. Such a simple project is done with an amazing degree of effectiveness.

The first two videos are in place, and we will update when each new video arrives, leaving the entire group entact for easy viewing.

We are so impressed with the effectivess of delivering statistics in this format that we will be trying to tell women’s stories from fashion to flogging, inspired by this video approach.

In AOC Living, we just intalled a commercial project that doesn’t feel commercial at all. You might also enjoy

National Geographic 7 Billion Video 1

National Geographic 7 Billion Video 2 | Are You Typical?

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Uli Westphal | Mutato-Archive Project | Mother Nature Running Wild

Uli Westphal’s Mutato-Archive is a real world collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables in an astounding array of forms, colors and textures. Left on their own, says Westphal, nature produces anything but the highly-designed, uniformly regular produce we see in our supermarkets.

Many of us —Anne for one — has never seen produce like these images from the Mutato Project.

Uli Westphal is a freelancing artist, who works and lives in Berlin, Germany. He grows his mutatos himself in a series of urban and rooftop gardens in Berlin. The story of Uli’s produce growing is here on his farming blog.

This passionate defender of both Mother Nature and small farmers cites several articles critical to understanding issues around our food supply. Based on Uli’s impressive projects, we will cite them also:

Who Will Feed Us? Questions for the Food and Climate Crises (2009)

From green to gene revolution: How farmers lost control of the seeds from agricultural modernisation (2010)

Extreme Genetic Engineering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology (2007)

Who Owns Nature? (2008)

The New Biomassters _ Synthetic Biology and The Next Assault on Biodiversity and Livelihoods (2010)

The Big Downturn? Nanogeopolitics (2010)


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